Australia could see driverless cars on the road within five years
April 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
SYDNEY, Australia — South Australia may have gotten a head start with trials in 2015, but New South Wales (NSW) is also committing to a driverless car future.
Automated cars without drivers could be on NSW roads within five years, the state’s minister for transport, Andrew Constance, predicted at a summit on the future of transport in Sydney Monday. “We’re going to have driverless cars on our streets, in our suburbs,” he told reporters.
In his opinion, the South Australian government may have “jumped the gun a little bit” with its initial road tests last year. To support its own rollout of driverless cars, the NSW State Government announced the creation of a Smart Innovation Centre in western Sydney. The facility will host research on the impact of emerging transport and road technology. Read more…